Women-Related Web Sites in the Arts and Humanities

Last updated: April 4, 2017
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The Amazon Connection
(Links to a wide variety of sites dealing with amazons from the real world as well as from mythology, art, literature, and fantasy.)

Distinguished Women of Past & Present (Danuta Bois)
(Danuta Bois' searchable site provides varying amounts of information about women--both famous and not so well known--in MANY fields, including art, history, literature, music, philosophy, and stage and screen. There are both alphabetical and topical indexes, as well as an extensive listing of links to related sites.)

Early Modern Women Database
(This excellent site provides annotated links to high quality academic resources for the study of early modern women. You can search by keyword, or you can browse by field [Art, Architecture, History, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy and Religion, Science/Technology, Multidisciplinary], time period, language, geographic area, etc. [Former title: Attending to Early Modern Women: Gender, Culture, and Change])

Early Music, Art, and Poetry by Women
(Highly acclaimed site that provides an overview, a chronology and CD discography, abundant illustrations, MIDI soundfiles, a starter kit of 25 recommended CD recordings, and more. The site used to focus only on music but now includes extensive material about early art and poetry as well. [NOTE: The actual site has now disappeared, but it has been cached by Education Planet, and it is the Education Planet copy to which we've linked.])

Female Nobel Prize Laureates
(Information about all the women who have won the Nobel Prize. Arranged by field and chronologically. The site also includes links to books and web sites dealing with women in science and technology. Part of the Nobel Prize Internet Archive.)

(A content-rich "online journal of feminist construction" that contains "art, literature, social commentary, philosophy, wit, humor, and respect." It offers essays, fiction, poetry, web reviews, and more. Definitely a cut above most other feminist 'zines.)

Feminist Academic Press Column
(This quarterly column, written by Mev Miller, offers very brief reviews [3-6 sentences] of recently published books related to Women's Studies, women's issues, Lesbian/Queer Studies, and Gender Studies. The reviews describe each book's contents and indicate the likely audience, from general to highly specialized. Titles reviewed include both fiction and non-fiction. Mev Miller used to write a similar column for Feminist Bookstore News before FBN ceased publication.)

Feminist Review
(A blog that proclaims its belief "that all opinions - positive and critical - are valuable and seeks to give voice to communities that remain on the margins. Our mission is to write reviews from feminist perspectives to explore the world through an anti-oppression lens. We recognize that there are many feminisms and provide a space where those differences can be represented and explored." The blog discusses books, journals, zines, music, television, movies, feminist issues, and more.)

Feminist Studies Collections: Internet Resources
(Stanford University Feminist Studies librarian Kathy Kerns has compiled this extensive, annotated listing, which has separate sections devoted to Meta Sites, Programs, LGBT, Violence Against Women, Women of Color, Women in History, Women and Work, and Women Writers. Also includes information to aid library research about women.)

Feminist Theory Website
(Kristin Switala's site is "designed to provide research materials for students and scholars interested in Feminist Theory." The site includes attention to the history of Feminist Theory in the U.S., its different national and ethnic forms, individual theorists, and more than 25 fields within Feminist Theory, such as aesthetics, economics, history, law, literary theory, philosophy, political theory, science, sexuality, etc. Parts of the site are available in French and Spanish.)

Gender Identity Media Art
(Prof. Verena Kuni prepared this "online working sheet" to supplement her lectures and courses. It includes recommended readings and links for such topics as agency, body check, cyberfeminisms, the cyborg, mediated identities, next sex, technologies of gender, and trans/gender utopias.)

Gender-Related Electronic Forums: Arts & Humanities
(Annotated, frequently-updated listing of women- and gender-related email discussion forums focusing on the arts and humanities.)

(Publishing since 1988, the journal Genders switched to electronic publication with issue 27 in 1998. It focuses on the arts, humanities, and social sciences and publishes essays about "gender and sexuality in relation to social, political, artistic, and economic concerns.")

Gifts of Speech: Women's Speeches from Around the World
(Liz Linton's expanding collection contains more than 100 speeches by prominent women of the 19th and 20th centuries. Speeches are arranged both by speaker and by year.)

Girls Make Media
(Created by Prof. Mary Celeste Kearney, this website provides "information on girl media producers, as well as programs for and research about girls' media-making," including links to blogs/magazines by girls for girls, girl filmmakers, girl musicians, programs for girls' journalism/writing, girls' film or video production, and girls' music, as well as media-making gear for girls, and much more.)

(Site devoted to notable women in Canada, past and present. There are biographies, graphics, related history, news, and information about books, films, related links, et al.)

The Isle of Lesbos
(Alexandria North's site is "a place of art, culture, and learning for women-oriented women." Lesbian-themed poetry, lesbian images in art, and quotations by or about lesbians. North has removed the Yoohoo! Lesbians! section because she could not keep it up to date.)

Jewish Women and the Feminist Revolution
(Created by the Jewish Women's Archive, this exhibit seeks to convey Jewish women's roles and contributions to the feminist movement of the 1960s and '70s. Using video clips, radio news reports, documents, artifacts, images, sounds, and fragments of memories, the exhibit delves into the meanings of feminism and its legacies to contemporary and future generations of Jewish women. Among the many women featured are pioneering activist Gloria Steinem, historian Gerda Lerner, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, artist Judy Chicago, novelist Marge Piercy, National Public Radio correspondent Nina Totenberg, and Sally Priesand and Amy Eilberg, the first American women to be ordained rabbis in Reform and Conservative Judaism.)

Librarians' Index to the Internet: Women
(Created and maintained by librarians who are experts in finding and evaluating online resources, the Librarians' Index to the Internet is itself one of the most valuable resources on the Web. Its focus extends to just about every topic, but its coverage of women is especially impressive. Its opening page on Women" lists approximately 70 topics. Each of these contains carefully selected and annotated links to information-rich web sites. Though the topics range widely--the S's alone include Sex Discrimination, Social Conditions, Speeches, Sports & Athletics, Statistics, and Suffrage--the site offers particularly extensive coverage of health issues and what it refers to as "Notable Women." Not to be missed!)

Making Face, Making Soul: A Chicana Feminist Homepage
(Susana Gallardo's site offers a wealth of resources about Chicana life: biographies, bibliographies, syllabi, literature, other cultural resources, and more.)

Monastic Matrix: Resources for the Study of Women's Religious Communities
(An ongoing collaborative effort by an international group of scholars of medieval history, religion, art history, archaeology, and other disciplines. The goal is "to document the participation of Christian women in the religion and society of medieval Europe." Includes biographies, community profiles, bibliography, glossary, archives of articles, an image library, and more.)

National Women's Hall of Fame
(Web site affiliated with the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York. Like its physical counterpart, the web site provides information about American women who have made major contributions to "the arts, athletics, business, education, government, the humanities, philanthropy and science." The women are listed alphabetically, and the site is searchable.)

Open Directory Project: Women's Studies
(Gerri Gribi, who is knowledgeable about Women's Studies, is in charge of the Women's Studies section of this Yahoo-like directory. Among the many valuable sub-sections is one for Performers and Speakers.)

Picturing Women
(Based on a 2004 exhibit, this interesting site "explores how women are figured, fashioned, turned into portraits, and told about in words and pictorial narrative." The site juxtaposes art and artifacts from the past and present in order to ask questions such as "what constitutes female identity?" "how is it culturally constructed in images, artifacts, and texts?" and "what roles have these artifacts played in defining women's places in society, how they have been pictured historically and are pictured today?" Includes resources such as lesson plans, reading lists, a discussion forum, and more.)

Pont des Arts Blog
(I include very few blogs in these listings, in part because there are better places to find out about blogs and in part because including blogs would make this already large listing excessively large. Every now and then, however, I make an exception. Women-related sci/tech blogs are one such exception, and Pont des Arts is another. Pont des Arts is a Spanish-language blog by Gabriela De Cicco, from Argentina. Updated almost every day, the blog offers interesting observations about the following topics: Activismo, Actualidad, Argentina, Art, Blogosfera, Cultura, Escribir, Feminismo, Lesbianas, Lgbt, Literatura, Mujeres, Musica, y Periodismo. Also included are links to related sites.)

Reflections of Girls in the Media: A Content Analysis
(This 1997 study by Prof. Nancy Signorelli examines the messages relating to body image, behavior, activities, and motivation sent to teen and pre-teen girls by four media: television shows and commercial, movies, music videos, and teen magazines. The study also captures the demographic makeup of the characters in the media consumed most often by young girls.)

(Website "about the relationship between the mass media and people's identities, gender and everyday life." Special sections devoted to gender issues, Judith Butler, queer theory, and identity, among other. Includes essays, reviews, links, and more.)

University of Wisconsin System Women's Studies Librarian's Office
(Excellent source of information concerning online and print resources about women, including core bibliographies in Women's Studies, online newsletters and 'zines, web sites arranged by subject, and much more. Highly recommended.)

Unseen Hands: Women Printers, Binders, and Book Designers
(This exhibit from the Princeton University Library documents "women's involvement in printing and the making of books ever since these crafts were first developed." The site offers a brief introduction and four ways to view the exhibit: Thumbnail Gallery, Name, Occupation, and Timeline.)

Visual Culture & Gender
(Visual Culture & Gender [VCG] is an international online journal published annually. Its purpose is "to encourage and promote an understanding of how visual culture constructs gender in context with representations of race, age, sexuality, social units, (dis)ability, and social class and to promote international dialogue about visual culture and gender. VCG concerns the learning and teaching processes or practices used to expose culturally learned meanings and power relations that surround the creation, consumption, valuing, and dissemination of images, and involves issues of equity and social justice in the learning, teaching, and practice of art." )

Voice of the Shuttle: Gender Studies (A. Liu, UCSB)
(An exceptionally rich and valuable collection of links to resources in women's studies, feminist theory, gay, lesbian, and queer studies, men's studies, and cybergender.)

Wise Women's Web
(Editor Daniela Gioseffi's zine offers exceptionally fine poetry, fiction, essays, and visual art by celebrated writers like Alicia Ostriker, Grace Paley, and Gioseffi herself, as well as by some lesser known writers and artists.)

(Web site for and about independent women artists. Offers features, interviews, reviews, message boards, music resources, links, and more.)

Women Immigrants 1945 to the Present: A Bibliography
(Eleanore Hofstetter has provided this multidisciplinary bibliography to supplement and update her book Women in Global Migration, 1945-2000: A Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Bibliography. The update includes books, journals, essays, government reports and doctoral dissertations; they treat "all aspects of the lives and issues concerning women who are living permanently or for long periods outside their country of origin or who have migrated for fixed periods of time on work contracts." The update is organized into a title and author list and several broad subject areas, including Demography, Economics, Education, Health, Law, Personal Narratives, Religion, and more.)

Women in Print
(This impressive site, created and maintained by Mev Miller, describes itself as "the most comprehensive and current listing of women-owned and women-centered bookstores and publishers." In addition to the listings of bookstores and publishers, the site also provides a bibliography: "herstory of independent feminist, women's, lesbian bookselling and publishing.")

Women Nobel Prize Laureates
(Information and links about all women who have won the Nobel Prize; arranged by field, and then chronologically)

Women's Biography Sites
(This useful site created by Sharon Hushka provides links to more than 250 women's biography web sites. They are arranged both alphabetically and in nine categories: Arts & Entertainment; Diversity; General; HerStory; International; Of Interest; Politics; Science, Math, & Technology; and Sports.)

(Formerly called Women to Worship, this useful page provides links to "sites lauding the lives and accomplishments of notable women in the fields of music, literature, television, activism, painting, and the performance arts.")

WOW/EM (Women on the Web/ElectronMedia)
(Kristine Burns' web site is "devoted to young women in high school and college who are interested in music and art . . . and who also like math, science, and computers." The site provides abundant information about electronic art, artists, hardware and software, career advice, where to seek training, women-focused music and art resources, links to relevant organizations, magazines, and email lists, and a lot more.)


And Adam Knew Eve: A Dictionary of Sex in the Bible
(Online edition of book by Ronald L. Ecker that offers both Biblical and scholarly citations to sexuality in the Bible. Includes alphabetical listings, index, bibliography, and links.)

Diotima: Materials for Study of Women & Gender in the Ancient World
(Course materials, bibliography, images, essays, Perseus, and more.)


(A site for feminists interested in art, visual culture, art history, criticism, and artmaking. Among its offerings are a very extensive News and Events section, a changing Gallery exhibit featuring women artists, an archive of past featured artists, a website of the week, web-based discussion forums, transcripts of an NWSA 2000 session on bridging the gap between women's studies and art, and more.)

(According to the web site, GuerrillaGirlsBroadBand [GGBB] was "formed in 1999 to tackle the primordial discrimination of our technological world. Our mission is to combat sexism, racism and social injustice in the art world and beyond through electronic and other means." The GGBB web site offers good links to cyberfeminist and other relevant sites; bios of some notable women; posters; activist streaming video; letters to send anonymously to a politically clueless boss; a "participatory exploration of fashion and feminism," and more. The web site claims that GGBB is one of Guerrilla Girls' three wings. One of the other wings--GuerrillaGirls On Tour--makes a supporting statement, but the third--GuerrillaGirls--disavows any affiliation with the others. All three sites offer useful resources.)

Electronic Gender: Art at the Interstice
(This special issue of the electronic journal Switch has articles on gender ambiguity, grrl power, gender roles in computer games, women artists using technology, and several articles dealing with cyberfeminism.)

(An international online feminist art journal that seeks to explore the paradoxes of feminism and the art world today. Published quarterly, it contains full-text articles, book reviews, information on women's arts organizations, and links to relevant sites.)

Studio XX
(A bilingual [French/English] Canadian site focusing on media arts and on demystifying women's experience of digital technologies. Includes art exhibits, activist projects, workshops, and an annotated list of related resources.)

Varo Registry of Women Artists
(An electronic registry of artwork by contemporary international women artists. Each artist has her own web page of images, background information, and artist's statement. "Designed for educational use by the fine art and commercial art worlds, and the general public," the site also includes a bibliography of women artists and some essays about women and art.)

Women Artists
(Self-portraits and representations of womanhood by women artists from the medieval period to the early 20th century. A companion site deals with women artists of the 20th century.)

Women Artists of the American West
(Professor Emerita Susan Ressler has created this interdisciplinary resource featuring the contributions that women have made to the art and history of the American west. The searchable site offers a number of illustrated essays organized around four themes: community, identity, spirituality, and locality. A useful and extensive site map is also available, as is information about Prof. Ressler's book on this topic.)

Women Artists/Women and Film
(Part of WSSLINKS, the Association of College & Research Libraries' collection of Women's Studies links.)

Women Photographers
(An annotated exhibit of photographs by well known and lesser known women photographers. Photographs are from the U. of California, Riverside/California Museum of Photography collection.)

World's Women Online
(Information about hundreds of female artists around the world. Includes both text and graphics.)


Gender, Ethnicity, & Class (Wales)
(Essays and links related to class, ethnicity, gender, representation, and social and personal identity.)

Media Portrayals of Girls and Women
(This bi-lingual [English/French] Canadian site "provides a snapshot of the issues around the media's portrayal of women and girls -- from effects on body image and self-identity to ramifications in sports and politics. It looks at the economic interests behind the objectification and eroticization of females by the media as well as efforts to counter negative stereotyping." Also included on the site are sections dealing with men and masculinity and resources for parents and for teachers. From Canada's non-profit Media Awareness Network.)

Films for the Feminist Classroom
(Films for the Feminist Classroom [FFC] is an open-access online journal. It publishes film reviews that provide critical assessments of the value of the films as pedagogical tools in the feminist classroom, as well as interviews with directors and producers of feminist film. The journal, formerly hosted by the Rutgers University Women's and Gender Studies Department and the Rutgers-based editorial offices of Signs: Journal of Women, Culture, and Society, is now hosted by the Department of Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies at Texas Woman's University.)

Lesbian-Centered European Films
(Annotated listing selected by Eva Isaksson from the larger GLBO-Centered Film List created by Frank Swilling.)

OutTakes: Lesbianism in Film
(More than 1000 films with lesbian content are listed with brief reviews. Site includes photos, essays, film trailers, screensavers, and even its own talk radio station.)

Scary Women
(Web site based on 1994 UCLA symposium on scary women in cinema. Includes papers, audio clips from symposium, opportunity to discuss the issues raised by the symposium, and links to related sites.)

3BlackChicks...Review Flicks
(The site started in 1999 with a simple question: why are there "no" nationally known Black movie reviewers? The site offers movie reviews, often reviews of the same film by more than one reviewer, illustrating their very reasonable contention that "We Are Not a Monolith.")

Women and Gender Studies Videotapes
(Extensive, annotated listing of videotapes contained in the UC Berkeley Media Resources Center. Includes some ABC/CLIO reviews. Tapes are not available for borrowing, but the information is useful.)

Women in Cinema: A Reference Guide (Philip McEldowney
(Includes essays, annotated bibliographies, and more.)

Women Make Movies
(Women Make Movies is a non-profit feminist media arts organization established in 1972 to address the under-representation and misrepresentation of women in the media. The searchable web site includes an extensive film and video catalogue arranged by subject, title, and filmmaker; information about upcoming events; extensive links to sites and resources about women and film/other media, and more.)

Women's Studies: Films and Videos
(Vast annotated listing of Women's Studies-related films and videos from the University of Arizona Library.)

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WIF: Women in French
(WIF promotes the study of francophone women writers and of women more generally in francophone countries. This bilingual website also provides information about conferences and other events, publications, the WIF e-mail list, related links, and more.)


WIG: Women in German
(Includes info about conferences, publications, the WIG-L list, and related links.)


African American Women: On-line Archival Collections
(Scanned images of manuscript pages and full text of the writings of African American women, from the Digital Scriptorium of the Duke U. Special Collections Library. Includes memoirs, poems, vignettes, and slave letters.)

African American Women's History
(This about.com site focuses on the history of African American women "from slavery through Reconstruction, Harlem Renaissance, and civil rights." Among its many resources are slave narratives, biographies of well-known and lesser-known women, coverage of African American nurses, women's clubs, participation in historical events, movements, and political activities, and more. Included, too, is a section on white women who worked for racial justice and the rights of African Americans.)

American Women
(Subtitled "A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States," this site "contains a slightly expanded and fully searchable version of the print publication American Women: A Library of Congress Guide for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States with added illustrations and links to existing digitized material located throughout the Library of Congress Web site." Materials include books, manuscripts, maps, music, recorded sound, moving images, folklife, topical essays, and more.)

American Women Through Time
(Librarian Ken Middleton offers on this site a chronology of women's history in the United States. Each section includes a timeline that links specific events with highly relevant online sources, followed by a guide to research sources (e.g., census, newspapers, secondary sources) that are appropriate for the specified time period. An extensive, well-organized resource.)

(An introduction to Anarcha-Feminism, and links at the bottom to related works.)

Archival Sites for Women's Studies
(Superb collection of links to women-related archives. Part of WSSLINKS, the Association of College & Research Libraries' site.)

Civil War Women: On-Line Archival Collections
(Duke U. site devoted to two women's participation in/response to the U.S. Civil War; includes scanned images, transcripts of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and related links.)

CWLU: Chicago Women's Liberation Union Herstory
(Site devoted to the history of the Chicago Women's Liberation Union. From 1969 to 1977, the CWLU developed grassroots programs for women [e.g., Jane, an underground abortion service] while working toward a long-term revolution in American society. The web site offers primary documents, articles, first-person accounts, art, photos, music, and more.)

Discovering American Women's History Online
(This database from Middle Tennessee State University librarian and history specialist Ken Middleton provides access to digital collections of photos, artifacts, letters, diaries, and other materials documenting the history of women in the United States. The "diverse collections range from Ancestral Pueblo pottery to Katrina Thomas's photographs of ethnic weddings from the late 20th century." Users can browse the database by subject, place, time period, or primary source type.)

The ENIAC Programmers
(Information from the WITI Hall of Fame about the six women who were selected in 1945 to be the first programmers of the pioneering ENIAC computer. Includes photos and links to more information, including an interview and a video.)

The Feminist Chronicles, 1953 - 1993
(A chronology of the feminist movement [primarily in the U.S.] from 1953 to 1993. Covers Events, Issues, and Backlash. Also includes early documents from the National Organization for Women and a bibliography. Online version of a print publication.)

First Ladies of the United States
(Site created by the White House Historical Association to provide illustrated information about the wives of U. S. presidents. Also includes a link to the National First Ladies Library.)

(The Genesis Project, based at The Women's Library in London, is devoted to developing access to women's history sources in the British Isles. The web site includes a searchable, comprehensive list of both British and international web resources relating to the study of women's history and a database of library, museum, and archive collection descriptions.)

Historical Text Archive: Women's History
(Useful collection of links to women's history sites, bibliographies, full-text historical and contemporary essays, and other resources relevant to women's history. Part of Don Mabry's larger collection of historical text archives.)

A History of International Women's Day in Words and Images
(The site offers a "cyberedition" of Australian Joyce Stevens' similarly titled book.)

Hot Topics: Women's History Month
(Created by the library at Evergreen State College, this site provides extensive though unannotated links to online resources dealing with a variety of women's issues, among them Women & Defense, Women & Education, Women & Energy, Women & Health, Women & Science, Women's Suffrage, Women & Violence, and more.)

International Joan of Arc Society
(An extraordinarily rich repository of online materials relating to Joan of Arc--texts, images, maps of her journeys, pedagogic resources, information about an e-mail list, and links to related sites.)

Internet Women's History Sourcebook
(Paul Halsall's awesome, vast resource for online material on women's history, beginning in prehistoric times and working its way, area by area and issue by issue, to modern times. It covers individual websites, mega-sites, and secondary articles and reviews. An amazing site!)

Joan of Arc - Maid of Heaven
(Though this site is designed to promote Ben D. Kennedy's book Maid of Heaven: The Story of Saint Joan of Arc, the site also offers abundant free information of use to anyone interested in Joan of Arc. Included are a timeline, "quick facts," background history pertinent to Joan of Arc, links to reference works Kennedy used in his book, pictorial representations, quotations about Joan of Arc, a FAQ, reviews of books, movies, and music about Joan of Arc, and an extensive, lightly annotated list of links to other relevant sites.)

Lesbian History
(Professor Esther Newton's impressive site, which arose from her graduate and undergraduate Lesbian History seminars, provides extensive information and resources about many aspects of lesbian history.)

Medical Humanities Dissertations - Women's Health and History
(This resource from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine provides a monthly listing of selected doctoral dissertations from around the world that deal with a variety of medical humanities issues, including a large section dealing with Women's Health and History. The listing begins with dissertations completed in 2001 and continues to the present. Each entry includes an abstract; it is also possible to read the first few pages of the dissertation, and, if one wishes, to purchase a copy of the entire work.)

Medieval Women
(An imaginative, multimedia web site that seeks to represent what life was like for women in medieval Europe. Includes extensive use of music, graphics, text, and lists of sources. Created by a team of professors, students, and technical staff at McMaster University in Canada.)

National First Ladies' Library
(This slow-loading site that ignores the needs of text browsers is nonetheless useful, at least to those with a graphical browser and patience. It provides a portrait or photograph, a brief biography, and an admirable, well-organized, partially annotated bibliography for each first lady of the United States, as well as information about the actual National First Ladies' Library in Canton, Ohio.)

National Museum of Women's History
(A cyber museum devoted to women's history. The main exhibit, richly illustrated, concerns the American women's suffrage movement.)

National Women's History Project
(Site devoted to explaining, promoting, and helping to identify resources for National Women's History Month. Includes ideas to use for local programs, a listing of exemplary programs, a directory of women's history performers, a women's history quiz, and extensive women's history links, as well as information about a catalog of items for sale.)

Notable Women Ancestors
(Biographies of well-known and not-so-well-known women in history, arranged in categories both traditional [e.g., Artists, Authors, Educators, Politicians] and unusual [Humorous, Notorious, Survivors, Witches], as well as along ethnic/racial lines [African American, Native American, Pioneers & Emigrants], and more. Also, good sets of links to other women's history sites and genealogy sites.)

People With a History: An Online Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans* History
(Paul Halsall has created a vast and impressive resource that attempts to cover LGBT history "in all periods, and in all regions of the world," and the web resources that deal with it. Arranged in chapters, the site offers historical overviews and links to hundreds of discussions, fiction and non-fiction texts, reviews, and other links, as well as a large, partly annotated bibliography.)

Researching History Online: Women
(An extensive collection of useful academic links. Part of a larger site devoted to researching history online.)

The Second Wave and Beyond
(The site describes itself as a scholarly community that "brings together feminist thinkers, scholars, and activists, to analyze compelling questions about feminist activism and theories, define new directions for historical research on this period, and provide a new venue for publishing traditional articles but also for writing and recording this history in ways made possible by the medium of online publication." Resources include a discussion forum, chronologies, oral histories, images, reviews, bibliographies, links to related sites, and teaching and research resources.)

tell him that I . . .Women Writing the Holocaust
(A paper by Catherine Bernard, written in 1995 when she was affiliated with Stanford University's Program in Modern Thought and Literature. Bernard's paper discusses the issue of focusing on women and the Holocaust and examines Holocaust memoirs by three women: survivor Lucille Eichengreen, Anne Frank, and Charlotte Salomon, who died at Auschwitz. The paper includes extensive notes and a bibliography.)

Vandergrift's Feminist Page (Kay Vandergrift)
(Special strengths in history, in books for children and young adults, in feminist sites, and in websites devoted to empowering girls.)

Victorian Web: Gender Matters
(Rich resource about women and gender in the Victorian period. Multidisciplinary coverage includes literature, economics, religion and philosophy, politics, the visual arts, etc. Part of Brown University's even more extensive Victorian Web.)

ViVa: A Bibliography of Women's History
(A current bibliography of women's history in historical and women's studies journals. Articles in English, French, German and Dutch are selected from more than sixty European and American periodicals. ViVa is compiled at the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam.)

Votes for Women
(Library of Congress collection of 167 books, pamphlets, and other artifacts documenting the American women's suffrage campaign. See also the collection of Women's Suffrage Prints and Photographs.)

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000
(This web site offers a rich collection of primary documents related to women and social movements in the United States between 1600 and 2000. It is organized around editorial projects completed by undergraduate and graduate students at SUNY, Binghamton. Each project deals with a specific issue and contains introductory material, a collection of primary documents, and a bibliography; some also contain illustrations and links to related sites. A valuable resource for university and high school teachers and students of U. S. Women's History.)

Women Come to the Front: Journalists, Photographers, and Broadcasters During World War II
(A Library of Congress site that includes selected articles and photographs produced by women journalists and photographers during WWII, along with contextual essays and biographical information. The site focuses on eight women but also provides a much longer list of accredited women correspondents during this period.)

Women in America, 1820 - 1842
(The lives of women in America, as seen through the accounts of European travellers in the first half of the 19th century.)

Women in American History
(An exceptionally rich resource from Encyclopedia Britannica, this site offers overviews of American women's history, a large number of biographies of both famous and not-so-well-known American women, articles about women-related aspects of American history, a media gallery with audio and video clips, works by American women, annotated links to other women's history sites, a recommended reading list, and a study guide for teachers.)

Women in the Military
(Information about women in the U.S. military from the Revolutionary War to Desert Storm)

Women in the United States
(Information about past and present women in the United States. Included are data about women and men from the 2000 Census, news items about women and women's issues, brief illustrated biographical sketches of "Women of Influence," annotated links to related sites and to documents about women available online. The site was created by the U. S. Department of State, Bureau of International Information Programs.)

Women in World History Curriculum
(Resources, lessons, and information about women in world history. Intended primarily for K-12 teachers and students.)

Women of Achievement and Herstory
(A calendar of biographies of accomplished women and important dates in women's herstory, compiled by Irene Stuber. Each day of the year has one or more entries, and new entries continue to be added.)

Women of the West Museum
(Part of the Museum of the American West, this site focuses on women's suffrage in the Western states. It includes historical and biographical information and a bibliography.)

Women's History
(Jone Johnson hosts this About.com site devoted to women's accomplishments in all areas of history--the arts, the sciences, politics, sports, aviation, medicine, suffrage, slavery, and more. Like other About.com sites, this one adds new features every week.)

Women's History Month
The valuable IPL2, which merged the Internet Public Library and the Librarians' Internet Index, has put together this page of annotated links to ten worthwhile sites dealing with Women's History Month.

Women's History Month
(Thomson/Gale publishers have made available this useful resource about Women's History Month. Included is a brief history, illustrated biographies of significant women, a timeline of significant events in women's history, a quiz, and activities.)

Women's History Month: InfoPlease
(This site offers an impressive assortment of information about women, including the origins of women's history month, information about notable women, timelines, statistics about women, and almanac and reference links to information about women and education, work, motherhood, health, crime, and more. Irrelevant ads somewhat detract from the site.)

Women's History Review
(A refereed journal "whose aim is to provide a forum for the publication of new scholarly articles in the rapidly expanding field of women's history." Articles are retrievable in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.)

Women's History Sites
(Part of WSSLINKS, the Association of College and Research Libraries' collection of Women's Studies links.)

Women's History: Todd Library Research Guide (Middle Tennessee S.U.)
(Bibliographies, book reviews, multimedia exhibits, and more)

Women's Internet Information Network
(Irene Stuber's new site will eventually provide a home for her Women of Achievement series and Catt's Claws, as well as related information.)

Women's Legal History Biography Project
(More than a hundred entries about pioneering women lawyers practicing from the late 1800s through the end of the twentieth century. Many of the entries were written by students of women's legal history at Stanford University. Also included are supplementary articles, obituaries, photographs, a timeline, links to related sites, and more.)

Women's Stories: The Week's Famous and Infamous Women
(Each week, Kathleen McFadden's site highlights six significant women who were born or achieved some milestone during a date in that week. The brief, interesting biographies include links to relevant web sites, along with recommendations for further reading, listening, and/or viewing. The site includes women from differing countries, races, time periods, and areas of accomplishment.)

Women Working, 1870-1930
(Prototype of Harvard University's Open Collections Program Women Working project. "This site will provide access to digitized books (over 2000), manuscripts (10,000 pages), and images (1,000) from the collections of Harvard University Libraries and Museums on the topic of women in the U.S. economy from 1870-1930." Intended primarily for teachers and students in colleges, universities, and high schools. "Conversion of historical sources to electronic form allows teachers to incorporate them into their course syllabi and lesson plans and thus expose students to the nature of primary sources, historical analysis and research, and the knowledge and insights that can be gained by exploring the past.")


African American Female Communication
(Barbara Hill Hudson, Professor Emerita of English and author of African American Female Speech Communities: Varieties of Talk, has created this web site to "explore the many aspects of African American female communication patterns, both verbal and nonverbal." The site includes resources and information, including an extensive bibliography, on African American females from different social and cultural groups.)

Chinese Language and Gender: Online Bibliography
(Professor Marjorie Chan compiled this bibliography for a course she teaches on Chinese language and gender, and has since updated it. In addition to works about Chinese language and gender, the bibliography contains small sections containing a general linguistics bibliography on language and gender and a bibliography of works on gender issues by scholars of Chinese in disciplines other than linguistics.)

Gender and Electronic Discourse
(Four hypertexts dealing with the effect of electronic discourse upon gender and/or the effect of gender theory upon electronic discourse, along with three indirect "responses." From Kairos: A Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments)

Gender-Neutral Pronoun FAQ
(An extensive set of resources concerning gender-free alternatives to gendered pronouns. Not just a FAQ.)

The Language and Gender Page
(Linguistics professor Mary Bucholtz has created this page of resources relating to language and gender. Sections include People, Organizations, Conferences, Publications, and Resources.)

Language and Gender Syllabi
(from an array of departments: linguistics, anthropology, folklore, etc.)

Women and Language
(A vast collection of links dealing not just with language and linguistics but also with "women and the web," "women and Internet language," computer-mediated communications scholarship, and more.)


African American Women Writers of the 19th Century
(The Schomburg Center has made available this extraordinary digital collection of 52 published works by 19th-century black women writers. The entire database as well as individual works can be searched by keywords.)

Beyond Nancy Drew
(An annotated listing of books for girls written in the last 200 years. The books reflect the changing roles that were/are considered proper for girls. Roughly chronological, the listing is organized into subject headings such as A Christian Upbringing, Etiquette, Nurses, A Christian Upbringing, Girl Detectives, Tomboys and Working Girls, Heroines, and more. Almost all the books come from Duke University's Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collection Library.)

British Women Romantic Poets, 1789-1832
(A searchable electronic collection of texts from the Shields Library, Univ. of California, Davis. In addition to the texts, there are links to related web resources and a guide to e-text best practices in libraries.)

A Celebration of Women Writers
(Links to web sites of many women writers; individual writers' sites come first, followed by collections and bibliographies.)

Domestic Goddesses
(Website devoted to the writings of 19th and early 20th-century U.S. women authors who wrote about domestic matters. Special sections devoted to Louisa May Alcott, Willa Cather,Kate Chopin, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Sarah Orne Jewett, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Susan Warner, and Edith Wharton, each with extensive resources.)

Emory Women Writers Resource Project
(A collection of edited and unedited texts by women writing in English from the 17th century through the 19th century. "The Project is a pedagogical tool, designed to offer graduate and undergraduate students in various disciplines the opportunity to edit their own texts." In addition to the texts, the site includes the pedagogic introduction, suggestions for assignments, and bibliographic resources.)

Feminist Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Utopia
(Laura Quilter's site provides useful information and links for readers, writers, and scholars of science fiction, fantasy, and utopian literature.)

gender INN
(Women and Gender Studies Database from the University of Cologne. This searchable database contains over 8000 records pertaining to feminist theory, feminist literary criticism, and gender studies focusing on English and American literature. In German and English.)

HerStory Novels: Historical Fiction By Women About Women
(This valuable site by Jyotsna Sreenivasan focuses on historical novels by women about women, offering descriptions, book reviews, occasional author interviews, and links to related resources.)

19th-Century American Women Writers - see Society for the Study of American Women Writers, below.

The Orlando Project: An Integrated History of Women's Writing in the British Isles
("A collaborative enterprise combining interdisciplinary research and humanities computing to produce the first full scholarly history of women's writing in the British isles.")

Other Women's Voices: Translations of Women's Writing Before 1700
(Dorothy Disse has provided an exceptionally valuable source of information about and links to texts by more than 120 women who wrote a substantial amount before 1700 and whose work has been translated into English [many entries include links to texts in the original languages as well]. The site includes writers from West, South, and East Asia as well as from Europe.)

Elizabeth Robins Web Site
(Prof. Joanne E. Gates has created this valuable web site that provides resources about Elizabeth Robins (1862-1952), a relatively little-known American novelist, feminist activist, Ibsen actress, and suffrage lobbyist. The resources include full texts of her works, suggestions for teaching assignments, and links to related sites.)

Romance Novels and Women's Fiction: A Reader's Guide
(Valerie Taylor's well-organized site provides abundant links to romance authors' homepages, publishers, reading groups, reviews, and more.)

Romance Writers' and Readers' Useful Links
(Jaclyn Reding's extensive site provides links to romance authors' homepages, publishers, writers' services, research resources, info about the British Isles and costuming, newsgroups and email lists, and more.)

Science Fiction for Lesbians
(This site offers listings of science fiction books [not fantasy, horror, or vampire] with lesbian characters or by lesbian authors, loosely defined. List categories include "lesbian authors," "lesbian/bi female characters," "female/gay dominated worlds," and "other books of interest.")

Society for the Study of American Women Writers
(Information about books, journals, and conferences dealing with American women writers and their work, as well as an archive containing full etexts of selected works of 19th-century American women writers and links to related sites.)

Victorian Women Writers Project
(Transcripts of literary works by British women writers of the late 19th century. Considerable attention is given to accuracy and completeness of the texts, and to accurate bibliographical descriptions of them.)

Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color
("An instructional World Wide Web site focusing on the lives and works of women writers of color." Includes images and audio files "wherever possible.")

A Web of One's Own
(Reviews, essays, interviews [mostly in Dutch w/English summaries], and extensive links.)

Women and the Holocaust
(A wealth of information about women's experiences in the Nazi holocaust. Personal testimony and recollections; biographies of female partisans and resistance fighters; a multi-part essay on women's holocaust narratives; poetry; historical background; a bibliography; and more.)

The Women in Science Bookshelf
(British scientist and novelist Alison Sinclair has put together this interesting web site devoted to fiction and non-fiction about women in science.)

Women of Color, Women of Words
(This site, created by performing arts librarian Angela E. Weaver, provides extensive resources about African American women playwrights. The site includes biographical information, listings and descriptions of the plays, annotated links to relevant sites, information about productions and about theaters that perform African-American and multicultural theater, a bibliography of dissertations and critical resources, and instructions for joining a related email list.)

Women Romantic-Era Writers
(Online texts of works by approximately forty Romantic-era women writers, as well as a rich collection of links to related online resources. Maintained by Adriana Craciun.)

Women's Review of Books
(Founded in 1983, the Women's Review of Books has provided "a forum for serious, informed discussion of new writing by and about women." Published by the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesly College, the Review is available by subscription, but selected articles are also available in their entirety online. There is also a blog, WOMEN=BOOKS, where reviewers and authors discuss issues raised in the Review as well as women's writing and publishing more generally.)

Women Who Wonder Whodunit
(Dany Byrne's site provides brief information about mystery and detective stories by and about women, especially by lesser-known writers. The site has a number of useful indexes: Author, Title, Character, and a host of subjects, such as Amateur Detectives, Lesbian Detectives, Policewomen, Reporters, PIs, DA's, and ME's, and more.)

Women Writers
(Paula Kirman hosts this About.com site, which offers extensive, frequently-updated information about women writers. The site has sections devoted to periods of English listerature, American literature, Canadian literature, and to subjects such as Fairy Tales, Feminist, Food, Humor, Journalism, Mystery, Poetry, Science, Sex and Erotica, and much more. The site also invites book reviews, essays, and other submissions from readers.)

Women Writers: A Zine
(A literary zine by and for women writers. This very interesting site includes original poetry and fiction, critical articles about women writers and literary issues, book reviews, interviews, a "webliography" of important works in women's studies, annotated links to related sites, and an email discussion list, WomenwritersZINE.)

Women Writers Project (Brown University)
(a project to recover and make available writings in English by women)


Bibliography of Sources Related to Women's Studies, Gender Studies, Feminism, and Music
(A very extensive, well-organized, ongoing bibliography that covers both classical and pop music and such issues as canon formation, feminist analysis, pedagogy, queer theory, women composers, and more. Developed by the Society for Music Theory's Committee on the Status of Women.)

Cyberspace Music Resources
(Judith A. Coe's very extensive, annotated collection of resources. Though the site as a whole does not focus on women, a number of the individual entries do, as well as entire section devoted to "women in electroacoustic music," "women in music," and "women in world music.")

Gender and Electronic Music
(In this short essay, Hannah Bosma sets forth some of the issues involved in a consideration of gender and electronic music. She includes a brief bibliography.)

International Alliance for Women in Music
(Offers syllabi, bibliographies, discographies, and other resources relating to women in music.)

Songs About Women's Rights
(A very useful listing of songs dealing with women's rights, women's issues, and suffragist voting rights. The information provided includes the song's lyrics, composer, date, and more. Moreover, this section is part of a larger listing of Songs About Social Issues that includes about two dozen different issues, such as Capitalism, Discrimination, Great Depression, LGBT, Poverty, and War and Peace. There's also a chronological listing of all the songs, ranging from the 18th century to the 21st, as well as links to other music websites of interest.)

The Woman Composer Question: Bibliography
(A bibliography of books, dissertations, and articles compiled by Eugene Gates to address the question of why there are so few well-known female composers. The web page also contains a link to information about Czech women composers.)

Women at the Piano
(Rose Eide-Altman's site offers information about more than 200 women concert pianists of classical music, including biographical information and, where possible, links to web sites. The pianists span more than 300 years. The searchable site also includes a time line, a list of birthdays, and a page updated monthly.)

Women Composers
(A "database in progress" from the Kapralova Society. It lists women composers of classical music whose works have been recorded on CD. Where online resources are available about the composer, a link is provided. Also includes a number of good links to related sites.)

Women Composers and Women's Music
(Great links)

Women in Music
(Useful links from the U. of Washington Music Library.)

Women's Folk Music and History
(Folk singer and historian Gerri Gribi's web site offers information about women's folk music, including a bit about its relationship to women's history.)


Ecofeminist Resources
(Danne Polk, an instructor at Villanova University, has put together these valuable resources for a philosophy course on Ecofeminism. Resources include extensive, heavily annotated links to other sites, a bibliography, information about ecofeminist thinkers, and more. Now part of the Philosophy Research Base.)

Feminist Sexual Ethics Project
(The stated purpose of this Brandeis University site is "to provide information and create dialogue around issues of gender, religion, sexuality, and . . . slavery." The project's aim is "to create Jewish, Christian, and Muslim sexual ethics focusing on meaningful consent and mutuality." The site offers original essays, bibliographies, literature reviews, links to related sites, and more

The Paideia Project Online
(Archive of more than 700 papers presented at the 20th World Congress of Philosophy in 1998. One section, containing 15 papers, is entitled Philosophy and Gender. In addition, it is possible to search on names or keywords such as "feminist," "gender," and "women" to locate papers.)

SWIP: Society for Women in Philosophy
(Directory of women philosophers, info about SWIP-L, syllabi, bibliographies, related links, and other resources.)

A Taxonomy of Feminist Intellectual Traditions
(A chart created by English professor Warren Hedges that outlines key features, proponents, and problems of different branches of feminist thought, such as liberal, cultural, French, Freudian, materialist, etc. Includes links to more information.)

Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory
(Online version of a journal for discussion of gender and representation; includes full text of some articles, as well as other resources.)

Women in Philosophy
(Philosophy instructor Danne Polk's very extensive collection of resources concerning both individual female philosophers and issues concerning women in/and philosophy. Part of her larger Philosophy Research Base.)


Hulda - Feminist Theology
(Rebecca Unsoeld's updated bilingual site [German/English] contains links to her own Bible studies and extensive links to a variety of other feminist theology and Bible study web sites, as well as to a feminist theology bibliography.)

Under Shekhina's Wings
(Site offers links and other resources in "cross-cultural women's spirituality.")

See also the arts/humanities offerings in the Comprehensive sites.

Go back to complete list of women-related WWW sites

Copyright 1994-2014 by Joan Korenman.

Please send all additions and corrections to: Joan Korenman.   However, please do not ask me to suggest web sites or other resources, and do not ask me to link to sites that are not rich in academic women-related resources. I unfortunately do not have time to respond to such requests. Many thanks.